Linguistic purism in Croatia has long figured as one of the main elements of Croatian linguistic nationalism. Though it has been tackled in scholarly production, its newest embodiment, the so-called Šreter prizes, has not. The Šreter prizes are an award contest, established by the editorial board of the highly nationalist linguistic journal, Jezik (Serbo-Croatian “language”), in which competitors vie for prizes awarded for the “best new Croatian word,” often referred to as “neo-Croatian.” This article explores the narratives centered around the Šreter prizes, tackling additionally the lexical and morphological features of the newly minted “Croatian” lexemes.
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Research Article| September 01 2020
The “Šreter” Prizes: Tackling Contemporary Croatian Linguistic Purism (1993–2018)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies (2020) 53 (3): 189–201.
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Srđan M. Jovanović; The “Šreter” Prizes: Tackling Contemporary Croatian Linguistic Purism (1993–2018). Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 September 2020; 53 (3): 189–201. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/cpcs.2020.53.3.189
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